Blue Prints

Scheduling of the Senior Trip in the Fall Causes Controversy

December 9, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is a tradition that seniors can look forward to celebrating their hard work with events such as the senior trip at the end of the year. This year, however, the senior trip is scheduled for October 18, which is much earlier...

Blue Prints mourns the loss of Jim Bransfield

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Middletown community lost an incredible man in Jim Bransfield, who passed away last Saturday. Bransfield was a long time social studies teacher and aide at the school, sports writer and columnist at the Middletown Press,...

Extra space in library should be utilized

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In a school with over twelve hundred students, it should not be as difficult as it is to find space to work during free periods and study halls. The first four periods of the day consist of study halls jammed into the large...

Security advancements made after various school shootings

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is no secret that the security and staff has quickly become less lenient when it comes to after school activities and the supervision of students. Although the extra security and rules applied to after school life is rather...

What many think is torture may actually be healthier than you expect

Matt Nenninger, Utilities Editor

March 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone knows those days at sports practice, after a game that maybe didn’t end so well, when the coach makes you run. Yes, I believe that sprints, so called “line touches,” and various other workouts are a bit torturous and...

Student government still needs improvement

Dylan Drescher, Graphics Editor

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The past few weeks have included some controversy surrounding class elections that I believe will be avoidable in the future. Let’s assume the purpose of student government is comparable to that of ‘real’ government. I...

Guest Column

Nasharie Davis, Guest Columnist

March 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On January 17, our school had a very uncomfortable atmosphere due to the actions of one student. The reactions varied between racial and socio-economic background. Tears, yelling, anger, and shock was what was displayed...

TAKING SIDES: Are teen driving laws too restrictive?

March 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Taking Sides

Prohibitive and complex laws are unnecessary As we approach our later years in high school and begin the path to adulthood, the day our parents dread is becoming inevitable. That moment when we teenagers pass our license t...

Social media ban unnecessary, ineffective

March 1, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As mostly each and every student who owns a phone or has a social media account at know, most social media has been blocked on the WiFi. This helps the teachers to gain the focus of many students who would otherwise be distracted...

Point of NWEA needs to be more clear to students

March 1, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each season, all students are required to take a computerized multiple choice test, usually between 40 and 50 questions, in each of their core classes. These tests are given by an organization called NWEA (Northwest Evaluation...

Lack of delays could prove dangerous

March 1, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The winter season has long been upon us here, however, the winter weather has not. Aside from a few inches here or there, this year has been kind to us so far. Many students want these storms to come in hope of a delay or a snow...

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